Kolkata: TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee will likely be sworn-in as West Bengal chief minister for a 3rd straight time period on Wednesday, after she spearheaded her social gathering to a ramarkable victory within the meeting polls. She known as on Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Raj Bhavan and resigned because the chief minister, as is the observe, earlier than she is run the oath of workplace and secrecy once more.
She is going to proceed to operate in caretaker capability until then. Earlier Monday, she addressed a press convention the place she spoke of a “collective struggle” by the opposition against the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, but underscored combating the COVID-19 crisis should be the first priority.
“I am just a street fighter. I can boost the morale of the people so that we can fight a strong fight against the BJP. One cannot do everything alone and it should be a collective effort. “If collectively we can take a decision, together we can fight the battle of 2024. But first let us fight this COVID crisis and then we will decide on this. Now is not the time,” she mentioned, responding to a query about her position within the 2024 basic elections.
Later, the newly elected MLAs of the TMC met and unanimously selected her the chief of the legislature social gathering, earlier than she known as on the governor to stake declare to type the federal government. Banerjee, who misplaced from Nandigram regardless of the astounding TMC victory, will be sworn-in because the chief minister however should get elected to the meeting inside six months of assuming workplace.
“CM @MamataOfficial known as on me and submitted her resignation as CM and the identical has been accepted. She has been requested to proceed until different preparations are made,” Dhankhar tweeted after Banerjee tendered her resignation. The oath-taking ceremony will be a low-key affair due to an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases.
“Taking note of communication @AITCofficial electing @MamataOfficial as leader of 17th WB Legislative Assembly have invited her to take oath of office of Chief Minister on May 5 at 10.45 am at Raj Bhawan. In view of current Covid situation function will be with limited audience,” he tweeted. Throughout her media interplay, Banerjee once more demanded that each citizen of the nation needs to be given free vaccines by the Centre.
“They’re sending vaccine and oxygen to two-three states. Why so? Each state ought to get its due. I’ve heard that in Gujarat, vaccine is being given from the BJP social gathering workplace. Do they (BJP) have any experience in giving vaccines?” she claimed. Banerjee also claimed that the Left, which ruled the state for 34 years on the trot, was unable to get back the votes that it had lost to the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, leading to its further downfall.
“I may have political differences with them (Left) but I did not want to see them getting zero. It would have been better if they got the votes back from the BJP. They favoured the BJP so much that they became a signboard. They need to think about this. Dipankar Bhattacharya (CPIM-L) did not do this,” she mentioned. The chief minister mentioned she didn’t get the customary name from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on her victory within the elections.
“That is the primary time I noticed a primary minister not calling. It’s okay, he could also be busy. I didn’t take it in sentiment,” she mentioned.